Gideon, Oratorio

Opus: 277 Year: 1962 
Ensemble
2S, Mz, 2T, Bar, B, Choir, Symphonic Orchestra: 1,1,2,1-2,2,1,1-timp+2-str
DURATION
63:00 min

Oratorio in 3 Acts

A historical recording of two movements in a live performance in Jerusalem, February 1963:
Lucy Arnon, Shulamit Bar Nahum (Soprano)
Zlata Glick (Mezzo Soprano)
Menahem Rechtman, Shmuel Carmeli (Tenor)
Mordechai Ben Shahar (Baritone)
Efrayim Wagner (Bass)
Marc Lavry (Conductor)
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Promo for the Premier of Oratorio Gideon, Haifa Symphony, Season 1960/61

Promo for the Premier of Oratorio Gideon, Haifa Symphony, Season 1960/61

Lyrics: Haim Hefer

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Upon Lavry’s move to Haifa, the mayor commissioned him to compose the Oratorio to the story written by Haim Hefer. The text is based on the story of Gideon from the Book of Judges (Bible, Old Testament).